Turbulence and Combustion Research Laboratory

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About TCRL

The research conducted within the Turbulence and Combustion Research Laboratory (TCRL) is in experimental fluid mechanics and targets the understanding of fundamental and rate-limiting processes governing turbulent, reacting, and multiphase flow systems. Turbulent flows are ubiquitous in nature and underpin a large number of engineering systems within the fields of transportation, power generation, and chemical/industrial processing. Often the flows encountered are comprised of multiple phases (gas/liquid, gas/solid, or liquid/solid) and/or are reacting to form a complicated system that is difficult to predict.

We investigate these processes using advanced laser-based techniques including flow imaging and spectroscopic techniques.  In some cases, our laser diagnostic approaches  are truly unqiue to the TCRL, giving us unprecidented capability of understanding turbulence and combustion dynamics.  Our goal is twofold:  (1) understand and ultimately describe the fundamental physics controlling complex high-Reynolds number turbulent flows and (2) provide high-fidelity data for model assessment and development.

You will find detailed descriptions of the current sponsored research projects being conducted within the TCRL under the 'Research' tab and a listing of our journal papers under the 'Publications' tab. 

For the latest news within the TCRL, please visit the  'News' tab.

The TCRL is directed by Professor Jeffrey A. Sutton and is located in Scott Laboratory within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  For more information, please fill free to contact us.




For more information please contact:

Professor Jeffrey A. Sutton

E445 Scott Laboratory
201 West 19th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 688-4999

Job Opportunities

New post-doctoral opportunities in (1) hydrogen combustion and (2) diagnostic development in reactive, multi-phase flows are now available. The positions will involve optical and laser-based diagnostics in high-pressure facilities. Please refer to the posted advertisement.

For Ph.D. applicants, please contact Professor Sutton directly only after applying to the graduate school. 

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